Be Sweet To Me

by Bone & Bell

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Valentine's Day can be viewed from many angles. On one hand, it's a celebration of one of the most profound things human beings can experience. On the other, it's an insatiable marketing monster vomiting out counterfeit expectations and hideous pink teddy bears.

To contrast the candy-coated artifice, I wanted to create something honest. So, I wrote a song straight from experience. It's my gift to you.


be sweet to me
not saccarhin
not cheap
just be sweet to me
diamonds and pearls
aren't what I need

i don't need fur coats and fancy wine
i don't need the perfect valentine
i don't need the polish or the shine
i don't need a thing

just be sweet to me
not careful
not too neat
just be sweet to me
just be yourself
it's easy

i don't need fireworks all of the time
i don't need a ring for piece of mind
i don't need you always to be mine
i don't need a thing

just be sweet to me
just be sweet to me


released February 14, 2012
Heather Smith: ukulele, vocals
Jason Tuller: recording


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Bone & Bell Portland, Oregon

Led by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Heather Smith, Bone & Bell combines delicately crafted songs with haunting vocal harmonies and swirling instrumentation to create a dissonant prayer: both heavenly and tension-filled.

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